Overloaded and overweight bins are a danger to you, to our collection teams and to the lifting equipment on our trucks and unfortunately they are more common than you might think!
Over the last 12 months we have recorded over 300,000 bins weighing over 40kg. Of these, more than 14,000 were over 80kg!
Let us put that into context for you…
Things that weigh 40kg
800,000 droplets of water
12,800 tea bags
1,333 chess pieces
200 vinyl records
88 hard back books
67 pairs of shoes
43 litres of milk
1 baby panda
If our collection agents have trouble moving a bin because it’s overweight or overloaded, there is a chance it may not be emptied.
If you are having trouble fitting all of your waste into your current bins, contact us as soon as possible. Our Customer Services team would be happy to advise you of your options for ordering additional bins and provide you with information on what goes into each bin.
If you would like to know how to reduce the amount of waste you produce, follow us online and keep in touch on social media. We regularly offer tips like this one, as well as updates, offers, news and competitions!